Welcome to my fertility SUPERfoods primer, where we will demystify and simplify all the nutritional jargon about what foods can increase your chances of conception and guarantee a vibrant pregnancy.
Rather than highlighting trendy fruits and powders with exotic names, we will focus on foods that you can find in any market; foods that you have probably already eaten at least once in your lifetime!
What sets these apart from other common foods is their concentration of nutrients and proper preparation, which will enhance your ability to digest and absorb all of the fabulous nutrients. You will notice that most of these foods are rich in healthy fats. This is because the most important vitamins essential for fertility (A,D,E, & K) are all fat-soluble, which means they are best absorbed in the presence of fat. These foods are also mostly animal based, as your thyroid requires cholesterol to function properly and create hormones, which of course are essential for fertility and maintaining pregnancy.
Let’s get started!
In the following weeks, I will highlight each of these foods. Maybe I can even convince you to eat liver if you don’t already have a taste for it!
- Pastured Eggs (especially the yolks!)
- Wild-caught oily fish
- Fermented cod liver oil
- Butter and Full-fat dairy
- Bone Broth
- Lacto-fermented vegetables